Max Verstappen: The System 1 data damaged, and what’s in his sights amid 2022 dominance

Charting Max Verstappen’s relentless run via System 1’s report books after his newest milestone on the Mexico Metropolis GP; Verstappen can nonetheless break data this season, whereas he’s on observe for Lewis Hamilton’s sooner or later…

Final Up to date: 10/11/22 3:02pm

Relive all of Max Verstappen's 14 victories this season for Red Bull, breaking the previous record held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

Relive all of Max Verstappen’s 14 victories this season for Pink Bull, breaking the earlier report held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

Relive all of Max Verstappen’s 14 victories this season for Pink Bull, breaking the earlier report held by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher.

Max Verstappen made his mark on System 1’s report books lengthy earlier than changing into a world champion.

The game’s youngest driver, winner, and podium-sitter – all earlier than hitting the age of 19 – the Dutchman possible might have gone on to have a reasonably mediocre profession and nonetheless been secure with these milestones for a while.

However the man who insists he’s not excited by data has gone on to smash extra due to a fairly outstanding 2022 season he has dominated, and which nonetheless has two races left.

And he is probably not executed with data but.

Verstappen, now 24, has the prospect for extra historical past if outcomes go his method in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. And he is additionally effectively on observe for extra prestigious data sooner or later…

Anthony Davidson talks through the incredible form of Max Verstappen this year as he became the first-ever driver to win 14 races in a season.

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Anthony Davidson talks via the unimaginable type of Max Verstappen this 12 months as he grew to become the first-ever driver to win 14 races in a season.

Anthony Davidson talks via the unimaginable type of Max Verstappen this 12 months as he grew to become the first-ever driver to win 14 races in a season.

The data Verstappen has already damaged this 12 months

Most wins in a season (14*)
An immense run of type of eight wins from the final 9 races (and 10 from the final 13) has seen Verstappen break this report, overhauling Michael Schumacher (2004) and Sebastian Vettel’s (2013) benchmarks of 13 together with his 14th, and arguably most dominant, victory of 2022 on the Mexico Metropolis GP.

Whereas there are admittedly extra races now than in lots of seasons previous, Verstappen’s whole win proportion this 12 months (70 per cent) is healthier than Vettel’s, and solely behind Schumacher and Alberto Ascari (1952) in F1 historical past.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen was pleased to secure a record 14th victory of the season, while teammate Sergio Perez was disappointed he couldn't challenge for the race win in front of his home fans.

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Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen was happy to safe a report 14th victory of the season, whereas teammate Sergio Perez was disillusioned he could not problem for the race win in entrance of his residence followers.

Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen was happy to safe a report 14th victory of the season, whereas teammate Sergio Perez was disillusioned he could not problem for the race win in entrance of his residence followers.

Most factors (416*)
Lewis Hamilton did maintain first and second place on this class together with his tallies of 413 and 408 in 2019 and 2018 respectively. However Verstappen has now surpassed his rival with 416 factors scored already in 2022… regardless of two DNFs within the first three races.

Once more, the quantity of races this 12 months helps, as do the added factors for Sprints, however Hamilton’s totals had been achieved in 21-race seasons and Verstappen has gone previous him via 20 rounds.

*nonetheless two races left in 2022 season

The data Verstappen can nonetheless obtain in 2022

Largest margin of championship win
Vettel presently holds the report for the biggest margin of victory for a championship, beating Fernando Alonso by 155 factors in 2013.

Verstappen nonetheless has an opportunity to beat that in 2022, a championship he trailed 5 races into the season.

The Dutchman leads team-mate Sergio Perez by 136 factors with two rounds remaining, and once-leader Charles Leclerc by 141 factors.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen eased to victory in Mexico, securing a record 14th win of the season.

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Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen eased to victory in Mexico, securing a report 14th win of the season.

Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen eased to victory in Mexico, securing a report 14th win of the season.

Most podiums
Verstappen really already holds this report together with his 18 from his maiden title-winning 2021 season, and he’s on observe to match it.

Verstappen has 16 podiums with two races remaining, and you would be courageous to wager towards him claiming these given his present type.

The one instances he has completed off the rostrum in 2022 the place by way of DNFs (Bahrain, Australia), and at Silverstone and Singapore.

The data Verstappen might break sooner or later

These data are all extra distant targets for Verstappen, however his age and velocity places him on observe.

Whole wins
We by no means thought Schumacher’s report of 91 wins could be damaged however Hamilton smashed that, so it might be unwise to say the Englishman’s tally could not be reached both.

Hamilton is presently on 103 wins and will elevate that whole within the coming years, though Verstappen is on 34 and rising up the charts quickly (already sixth within the all-time report books).

If he retains going at, say, the speed of 2021 and 2022 – a mean of 12 wins per season – Verstappen could be up at Hamilton’s marker by the tip of his present contract in 2028, when he could be simply 31 years outdated.

That, after all, remains to be an extended, good distance away, thoughts.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen remained out in front on the first lap of the Mexico City Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton overtook Mercedes teammate George Russell for second.

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Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen remained out in entrance on the primary lap of the Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix, whereas Lewis Hamilton overtook Mercedes teammate George Russell for second.

Pink Bull’s Max Verstappen remained out in entrance on the primary lap of the Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix, whereas Lewis Hamilton overtook Mercedes teammate George Russell for second.

Most consecutive seasons with no less than one win
The report Hamilton seems set to lose except he could make it 16 straight seasons with a victory by profitable both the Sao Paulo or Abu Dhabi GPs, might be on Verstappen’s radar.

Regardless of Pink Bull not at all times being aggressive, Verstappen has received a race in each season since his first with the group in 2016, placing him on seven and counting to date.

One other 9 – to possible transfer forward of Hamilton and Michael Schumacher’s tally of 15 – definitely is not out of the query.

Whole profession factors
A extra sophisticated one to decipher, however Verstappen is already fourth within the standings on this metric, with 1973.5 factors scored. Hamilton leads with 4381.5, and as aforementioned will proceed in F1 for a number of extra years.

However for example, 10 seasons scoring 300 factors, which does not appear unfeasible in any respect, would in all probability put Verstappen forward.

Most consecutive championships
Let’s not get too far forward of ourselves with this one given Verstappen has solely simply turn into a double world champion, however Pink Bull’s excellent automobile this 12 months ought to put them in nice form for 2023.

Solely 4 drivers have ever received greater than two consecutive titles, with the record-holder for many in a row being Schumacher (5 from 2000 to 2004), adopted by Juan Manuel Fangio (4 from 1954 to 1957, Vettel (2010 to 2013) and Hamilton (2017 to 2020).

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